Owning a pet has physical and emotional health benefits. Having playtime with a reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol, while boosting the happy chemical serotonin.
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There are physical and emotional health benefits to owning a pet. 00:31
Because dog owners get in more physical activity, they generally have lower cholesterol levels. 01:09
Pet owners take 15-20% fewer annual visits to a doctor. 02:27